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The Start of the Puppy Farm Industry Collapse

The Start of the Puppy Farm Industry Collapse

  Puppy and kitten farms have been banned in the ACT. New breeding legalisation in Victoria will see puppy farms become financially unviable and pet shops will become adoption centres instead of only selling points. Laws in NSW could be changed…

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Studies Link Slaughterhouses and Violent Crimes Increase

  Growing concern over the link between slaughterhouse practices and the increase of violent crimes. Previous study on 581 US counties from 1994 to 2002 shows the annual arrest and report average increases with presence of a slaughterhouse. New study reports that…

Ag-Gag Laws in Australia

Ag-Gag Laws in Australia

  Ag-Gag laws operate to conceal and hide the truth about how animals are grown and treated on factory farms with legislation that effectively silences animal rights activists and stifles transparency. Ag-Gag laws suppress the public’s right to understand and question the…

Factory Farming Bill Victoria

2014 Victorian Factory Farming Bill

Last week, the Victorian Greens introduced the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Domestic Fowl and Pigs) and Food Amendment (Free-range Eggs) Bill 2014 (the Bill) into state parliament. The 2014 Victorian factory farm Bill proposes to ban battery cages,…

Animals Victims Of Crime

Animals Can Legally Be Considered Victims Of Crime

Traditionally, Lady Justice is portrayed as wearing a blindfold as she holds the scales of justice. The idea is that justice should be blind—impartial and dispensed without regard to the classes of persons who appear before her. Ironically, however, justice…

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Could Australia Be The Next Cruelty Free Zone?

Could Australia be the next cruelty free zone? A landmark proposal by the Greens could mean an end to all cosmetics testing on animals in Australia. There are laws currently against testing cosmetics and toiletries on animals in Australia, yet…